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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Youth at Work

Here is an example of illegal workplace retaliation:


Charlie complains to his foreman about graffiti in the workplace that he believes is derogatory toward women. Charlie asks that the graffiti be removed because several women have told Charlie they are offended by it. The foreman tells Charlie to "mind his own business." The next day, Charlie is fired for being a "troublemaker." Charlie's foreman illegally retaliated against Charlie if he fired him for complaining about the sex-based graffiti.